Hello everyone. Clement from Westcoast here.
Did you enjoy the Thanksgiving Day?
Canada has many wonderful holidays to celebrate many different things. This Monday was Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in both the United States and Canada, all be it at different times of the year. It was first started by the new settlers to North America who celebrated it as a day of giving thanks to God for the harvest, and the good things received during the year. It is a statutory holiday in all Canadian provinces except for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Some families still celebrate it as a day of giving thanks, particularly Christian families. However, many families who are not religious simply use it as a day to serve traditional food and spend time with relatives, or the whole long weekend to travel.
Thanksgiving in Canada is most known for the set of foods that form the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Roasted turkey which is cut and stuffed with specially seasoned bread known as stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, and various vegetables like squash （カボチャのような野菜）, Brussels sprouts （芽キャベツ）, and others. Sauces include gravy for the mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie is traditionally served as dessert.
It’s always important to remember to be thankful for the things we have. Family, friends, school, or the opportunity to study abroad. And there’s no better way to celebrate than time spent with friends enjoying a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving.